Autistic Behaviors

Weighted Pencils: The Answer to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Most parents in the spectrum report that tasks related to fine motor skills can be a challenge for autistic children. Drawing, and writing can be difficult however, weighted pencils have shown to be the answer to improve hand coordination. What Are Weighted Pencils?  Weighted pencils are considerably heavier and thicker than a regular pencil, thus…

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Best And Worst Christmas Gifts For Autistic Children

Finding the perfect gift for a child with autism is not always an easy task.  Due to the various sensitivities and needs that many children with autism may have, it’s important to carefully consider what kinds of gifts are a good choice for them. To ease your holiday shopping, here is a list of autism…

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Thanksgiving Hacks For Autistic Parents

Thanksgiving is finally here! All the excitement, food, and family gatherings can make these celebrations one of the most anticipated ones of the year. However, for families on the spectrum, all these schedule changes, new meals, and visits can represent a huge challenge. Thankfully, it is possible to have fun and ease these issues, and today we will share a few…

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How Parents Can Support Autistic Children With Online School

Covid-19 has come to completely transform our lives. With most activities suspended and taken on remotely, most parents suffer the consequences. Poor concentration, difficulty focusing on the screen, and even home distractions can be overwhelming for autistic children.  Today, we will share with you a few tips on how to deal with the most common…

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Melatonin Snacks: Foods To Help ASD Children Sleep

When it comes to Autism, nutrition is everything. The same child can become two different versions of himself/herself with different meals. With some of the meals, they can become hyperactive, and with others, they can even start stimming more often. During bedtime, the right snacks can either boost their energy or help them settle. Today,…

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Regressive Autism: The Ultimate Guide

Many mothers have shared with us the fact that their children were talkative, engaged, and energetic, and suddenly everything changed. Children became quiet, disengaged, and many times starting showing increased autistic behaviors. If you have noticed conducts like this in your child, he/she might be facing what is known as Regressive Autism. Today, we will…

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Echolalic Phrases Have a Meaning: Here Is How To Interpret Them

There is a popular belief that echolalia consists just in the vague repetition of words in autistic children. They were thought to have no real meaning. Fortunately, new research suggests that contrary to that belief, echolalic phrases have an explanation and they are meant to convey something. Today, we will share with you a few…

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Autism & Chewing: How To Handle It!

Children on the autism spectrum tend to display chewing behaviors. Whether it is clothes, toys, their hands, and even their hair, chewing seems to be a constant trade in ASD children. Today we will analyze the reasons behind this behavior as well as share with you some suitable ways to ease it! Why Does ASD…

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